Ever since it was immortalized in our repertoire of euphemisms by A Christmas Story, fudge is one of those special things we talk about almost as much as we enjoy it. Today, on National Fudge Day, we here at Joonbug.com want to focus on the “enjoying” part, and we want you to focus on it, too! So we made a list of the best places to get fudge in a city near you!
NYC: Li-Lac Chocolates
Located in the West Village, this cute little chocolate shop boasts great Yelp reviews and thumbs-up from a whole host of media outlets, and with good reason. What makes their fudge so legendary is the technique with which it’s birthed into the world: They use farm-fresh cream, organic butter, gourmet chocolate, and a traditional fudge-cooking method from the 1920s to make a 1lb box of this amazing treat with a flavor explosion is unlike any other. Just one bite, and you'll be pulling a Ralphie.
CHICAGO: The Fudge Pot
“Making Chicago sweeter since 1963”, The Fudge Pot is a big favorite among tourists and locals alike. In addition to their delectable home-made fudge collection, The Fudge Pot offers up specials like Chocolate Dipped Strawberries and Caramel Apples as well. With ten delightful flavors to sink your teeth into, The Fudge Pot is the place to go for the best in show…the fudge show, that is! (Is that a thing? It should be a thing.)
WASHINGTON, D.C.: Thomas Sweet
Bring your camping gear for this one, because there’s always a line outside Thomas Sweet! This laid-back eatery best known for its ice cream, paninis, and of course, homemade fudge, especially their chocolate peanut butter flavor. The restaurant is so good, even President Obama himself has dropped by to check out the hype, so make your way to Georgetown and treat yourself to the best fudge in our nation's capital.
PHILADELPHIA: Reading Terminal Market
In a city known for mostly for cheesesteak, it’s easy to overlook the vibrant fudge life lurking just beneath the surface, but trust us when we say it's there. Between the hot fudge sundaes at Franklin Fountain and the Sweet As Fudge Candy Shoppe, there is a seemingly endless list of havens for the fudge lover in you to indulge in. Without a doubt though, the ultimate fudge can be found hiding among the other treasures inside Reading Terminal Market. The homemade Amish fudge there will forever change your mind about what fudge is supposed to taste like. The crowds in RTM can be fierce, so make sure you come prepared to face them, and try not to get lost either, or you’ll find yourself surrounded by so much delicious food, you'll have to eat your way out.
BOSTON: Robin’s Candy Shop
Robin’s Candy Shop looks a little bit like a library sponsored by Willy Wonka, with shelves and tables teeming with every sort of candy you’ve ever heard of (and plenty you haven’t) everywhere. Filled to the brim with sweets, Robin’s Candy Shop offers one note-worthy specialty: their silky Tennessee fudge, which is made with all-natural ingredients to ensure that you get the best mother nature has to offer. This is the perfect place to go if you have a friend that isn’t quite the fudge lover you are (yet). You snag some fudge, they snag some pickle-flavored toothpaste. What more could you ask for?